What to do in Paris (and around) in December?

All the news of December not to be missed

December and its festive atmosphere. Paris lights up with Christmas decorations. The end of year celebrations in Paris are joyful, the events numerous. Discover our selection for a joyful end of the year in Paris with your family. Finally, don't miss our summary of the activities open on december 25 and those possible January 1st.

The fun news for the month of December with your family

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The culinary orchestra


  • XXL cooking workshop with 4 great chefs
  • For all, from 3 years old
  • At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Paris 19e)


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The evolution in the process of enlightenment


  • Night walk in the Jardin des Plantes. Extraordinary giant light sculptures
  • For everyone


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Jour de Fêtes at La Villette


  • The end of the year fair at La Villette
  • For everyone


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Funfair and Christmas market in the Tuileries garden


  • Its small chalets, its skating rink, its attractions for the whole family
  • For everyone


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What to do on December 25th?


  • Lots of ideas for December 25th!
  • For all, young and old


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The King's journey

  • Great Christmas show at the Palace of Versailles
  • Ideal for all, from 6 years old
  • Castle of Versailles (78)


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The lantern parade at La Villette


  • Musical and luminous stroll in the Parc de la Villette
  • Ideal for all children
  • Departure in front of Little Villette (Paris 19e)
  • Free Event


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The wild lights of Thoiry

  • From 5 to 8 pm
  • In family
  • In the park of the castle of Thoiry
  • Free for children under 3 years old


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Christmas shows for the little ones


  • Our selection of Christmas-themed plays


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Lights in the Seine

  • The night walk, musical and magical in the park of Saint-Cloud (92)
  • For children and adults


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Jazz and Snack at Sunset Sunside

  • To awaken the little ones to jazz
  • For the 2 - 6 years old
  • At the Sunset Sunside (Paris 1st)
  • 12? / person (adult or child)


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Cine Kids at the Forum des Images


  • a film, a snack and animations
  • From 18 months to 8 years
  • At the Forum des Images (1st)
  • 4? (the film + animation + snack)


Exhibitions scheduled in December

Cultural visits in Parisian museums

-10% with the code FAMILINPARIS

family visits in Parisian parks

Cultural and recreational visits in the parks of Paris

the guided tour of Paris in the animated districts

Unusual visits in the streets of Paris

outdoor escape game in the marsh district

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guided tour of Paris by Quad

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Our reduced rates in December


The 1 hour guided cruise of the Vedettes de Paris : -25 % on all tickets
The Vedettes de Paris Family Cruise : reduced rate for 2 tickets or more
The panoramic bus tour of Paris : -15% on all tickets
Guided electric scooter ride : reduced rate for 2 tickets or more
Paris by night in electric scooter : reduced rate for 2 tickets or more
Commented ride on an electric Quad 14% reduction
Hoverboard guided tour : reduced rate for 2 tickets or more
Electric scooter rental : 20% reduction
FlyView, the virtual reality experience: 20% reduction
The Aquarium Ciné Aqua Reduced rate on adult and child duets
The Rex Studios up to 14% discount
Escape Games in the streets of Paris : 10% reduction
Unusual guided tours : -10% reduction
The Puzzle Walks : 20% reduction
Visits and shows with comedians : 20% reduction